Alex and Pat held their wedding at Ambient + Studio. The entire day was personalized to perfection by them – all the way from the brews made and bottled by the father of the groom with custom labels on them at every guests seat, to the late night mac and cheese snacks, to the arcade games, flow toys, and beyond.
We are so excited to share their photos and some randomly placed deets on their wedding that we scooped up from them and know you’ll love.
Q. How did you choose the style of your wedding?
A. As an industrial engineer (working in factories) and aerospace engineer, refurbished factory and warehouse spaces with lots of open space and light tended to speak to us. Once the venue was found (1910 Textile Factory turned photography studio), the “Industrial Chic with subtle nerdy flare” theme followed.
Q. Tell us what is unique about your wedding.
A. We had a “minimal pearl clutching” policy with the theme. We’re pretty nerdy and wanted to have allusions to several of the things we loved, while not overwhelming our more conventional families. Things like floating candles over 4 long dining tables for dinner (Harry Potter), glowing clouds hanging over our bar area (Welcome to Nightvale), or selecting the main DragonCon hotel for guests/rehearsal dinner/post-wedding brunch. It all can look “normal” and pretty, but has extra special meanings to us.
“We try to use local vendors (like our florist who grows their own flowers) or small business whenever we can (like etsy vendors for gifts, invitation designs, Giant Connect 4, etc).”
The flowers incorporated hops, succulents, purples (such as iris, lavender and/or filler flowers), creams, and lots of greens.
Here is a list of all of their DIY projects:
Chandeliers over ceremony
Cloud lights and Millennium Falcon over bar and indoor “yard game” area
Floating Candles over dining area
Giant Jenga & Cornhole
Ceremony arch by Stepfather
Tablecloths by Mother
Reception decor from thrift stores arranged by friends
Take a look at their crafted and catered menu:
COCKTAIL HOUR APPETIZERS
-Espresso Crusted Beef Tenderloin Wrapped Asparagus
-Creole Rock Shrimp Chop
-Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
-Artisanal Cheese & Tropical Fruit Platter with Olives & Flatbreads
-Classic Caesar Salad
-GA Wedge Salad with Elberton Bleu Crumbles, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Grape Tomatoes Cornbread Crunchies(make firm & larger)
-Tangerine Tarragon Vinaigrette
-Roasted Asparagus & Curried Brussels Sprouts with Smokey Paprika Hollandaise
-Yukon Gold Potato & Gruyere Gratin
-Slow Cooked Sicilian Style Green Beans (soft)
-Buttermilk Biscuits with Sweet Potato Pie Butter
-8 Hour NY Strip Steak with Cabernet Shallot Jus
-Dijon Crusted Salmon with Lump Crab & Leek Stew
-Quinoa & Eggplant Vol au Vent entrée provided upon (pre-wedding) request for vegetarian guests
LATE NIGHT SNACK (10pm-11pm)
-Extra Sharp Cheddar & Gouda Mac-n-cheese topped with guests choice of:
-Cuban Pork Roast & Thai Basil Slaw
-Maine Lobster & Rock Shrimp Salad
-Smoked Cumin Tomato & Edamame Stew
-Jerk BBQ Chicken
“We’re starting our own Boardgame Cafe company (Board & Brew), so we had to make sure we incorparated wedding friendly games for our guests. Mini games like battleship & mastermind on cocktail tables, arcade shooter by bar, large “yard game” style games like Corn Hole, Pick Up Sticks, Jenga, Connect 4 scattered around bar area.”
Aren’t Alex and Pat cool?
Catering: Gotta Have it Catering
Florals: French Market Flowers
Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Brides Ring: Vera Wang
Desserts: The Atlanta Cupcake Factory
Getaway Car: 1964 Rolls Royce